A Message from Our President..

Dear Colleagues,

Summer is here and there has been a lot happening for CRNAs and SRNAs at the national and state levels. Thank you to all the CRNAs and SRNAs who have given their time to attend the multiple legislative events and happy hours. Please don’t forget to take a moment and contribute to MANA’s PAC. The MANA PAC is funded solely through the voluntary contributions of Maryland CRNAs. Since funding is not mandatory, the leadership of the MANA PAC must continuously solicit contributions.

MANA PAC supports members of the General Assembly who sit on the committees that consider issues affecting patient care, and the issues in Maryland related to Nurse Anesthesia. The MANA PAC is non-partisan and strategically donates to campaigns of candidates who have proven to be friendly to the issues and concerns of Maryland nurse anesthetists. Through strong working relationships with elected officials and high levels of political involvement, the MANA PAC makes sure we are heard in any legislation that could impact our profession.

Please click here and make a donation!

Fall Meeting

Join MANA members and other CRNAs from the surrounding states at MANA’s 2019 Fall Meeting being held September 27-29, 2019 in Ocean City, MD.

Clarion Resort Foutainebleau Hotel
10100 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842

The Fall Meeting will feature an interactive app to to enhance your event experience, educational seminars, legislative updates, networking opportunities, and will provide attendees with a great chance to connect with fellow CRNAs from around Maryland. During the meeting, MANA is offering an ACLS Re-certification Workshop, and has partnered with AANA to offer all four of the current versions of its Continued Professional Certification (CPC) Core Modules at a discounted price. In addition to the fun activities you'll be doing at the conference, the Fall Meeting is designed to meet the requirements for 13.00 Class A CE credits.

Advisory Vote
Thank you to those who participated in the Advisory Vote, which was held online between June 4-18, 2019. This vote was to elect the FY2019 President-elect/FY2020 President of the AANA. This was a special opportunity for the members to have their say and advise the board on who should represent the membership in the coming year. The official Advisory Vote results have been received and are listed below:
  • Kathryn (Kate) L. Jansky, CRNA, APRN, MS, LtC USA (ret) — 1,593 Votes (45.6%)
  • Janice J. Izlar, DNAP, CRNA — 1,592 Votes (45.6%)
  • Anthony Chipas, PhD, CRNA — 310 Votes (8.9%)
The AANA BOD officially appointed Kate Jansky as the FY19 President-elect/FY20 President during a BOD conference call held on June 20, 2019.
Annual Congress
We are already deep into preparations for the AANA 2019 Annual Congress in Chicago (August 9-13). Won't you join us and help us move the profession forward? Come network with CRNA and SRNA colleagues from around the country as we indulge in the many educational, business and networking opportunities, discover the sights and sounds of "that toddlin' town," refresh our outlook, and gear up for a most invigorating and successful future. Don't forget about the Pre-Congress Workshops for your hands-on learning!Speaking of the Annual Congress, on Saturday, August 10 at 1:15 p.m. CDT, the Annual Business Meeting will be live streamed from a link on AANA's website. If you can't attend in person, watch the live stream to hear the discussion on proposed bylaw amendments. Electronic voting by all eligible members on the outcome of the amendments will begin on Sunday, August 11, 2019 and remain open for 24 hours. Make sure your email is updated in AANA's system and that you have not opted out from AANA emails in order to receive the voting notice via email on Sunday.
MANA 2019-2020 Board of Directors Election
Voting for new MANA Board Members for the 2019-2020 year opened yesterday, June 26, and will close on July 17. We are asking that you use your voice and take the time to vote. This will be the new leadership that will represent you and take our association into the next year. You should have received an email asking you to vote…please do not disregard it. Let your voice be heard!
CRNA Regulations

As you have probably heard by now there has been a lot of conversation around the terminology of “Nurse Anesthesiologist”. Whether you agree or disagree with CRNAs using the title, please note that the Code of Maryland Regulations (often referred to as COMAR), is the official compilation of all administrative regulations issued by agencies of the state of Maryland. With this being said, Maryland refers to us as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists, thus we cannot presently use this title.  Click here to understand it further.

Have you heard??... effective October 1, 2018, the requirement for all CRNA applicants and all CRNAs to submit to the Maryland Board of Nursing a Nurse Anesthetist Notification of Collaboration (notifying the Board of the name and license number of a (singular) physician or dentist with whom they will collaborate) is no longer a requirement prior to practicing as a CRNA in Maryland.Please refer to Md. Code Annotated, Health Occupations, Title 8, Section 8-513 (which is now in effect) for the specific statutory requirements for supervision and for collaboration and scope of practice restrictions for CRNAs.

Enjoy your summer and I look forward to seeing you in Chicago in August and in Ocean City in September!

Veronica Amos PhD, CRNA, PHCNS-BC
MANA President 2018-2019